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Grand 1894 Opera House

Address: 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Ranked #4 of 52 Activities in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Performances
Attraction details
Type: Operas, Performances
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love the old theater. They have done a great job redoing it. It is nice to have a more intimate setting once in a while. We enjoy driving down for the day from Houston, having some time on the strand, a lovely seafood dinner, and a delightful show at the Grand.

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nola
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it costs two bucks to walk around. there is no tour or tour guide but they let you wander about as long as you stay off the stage. btu liike i said, its only two dollars.the renovation was well doneand i think it lends itself very well to to a modern performance - just wish we could have seen one.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent venue, great concert, easy walking distance to the Tremont hotel and Salt Water grill. Three tenors were wonderful. Second time we have heard them as a group. And once each individually.

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TOMBALL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We attend performances at the Grand 1894 Opera House an average of four times each year. The talent that performs here is outstanding. In the past year, we have seen The Beach Boys, Johnny Mathis, Peter Noone, The Midtown Men (from The Jersey Boys) and the Three Irish Tenors. Simply marvelous. A tip for those on a budget. For musical... More 

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Fulshear
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Definitely a step back in time to the opulent past. Beautiful restoration with great acoustics for a more intimate concert venue (Lyle Lovett was great). Apparently audiences in the 1890's were shorter and thinner than today's audience as the seating is really confined, particularly leg room. Would definitely recommend to attend a concert or performance at the Opera House if... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a working opera house with various programs throughout the year. We found the private boxes very reasonably priced for symphony performances and other shows. It is a beautifully restored building from before the Great Storm. I must see.

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Pasadena, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

THE GRAND continues to bring quality shows and concerts."SISTER ACT" was another one great show and fantastic performers......not a bad seat in the house...Any show or concert is a must see here.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When you enter this beautiful restored building you feel like you've stepped back in time. Definitely a must see when in Galveston.

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Kemah, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

No matter what/who you're into hope they play at 1894 Opera House. This is a very intimate venue that is hard to beat for acoustical quality, and there is not a bad seat in the house, even the partially blocked seats are good. Have seen all the Tuna shows here, and the Jerry Jeff Walker show in January is the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very intimate concert hall. Acoustics were very good, seating comfortable. Even though we purcahjsed what appeared to the last two seats in the house, I believe every one has a great view.

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